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Young Girl Asleep - Jan Vermeer Of Delft
As Vermeer's life was short and his painting most deliberate and painstaking, he produced but few pictures. Some thirty-eight in all are known to exist at this time. Twenty-one of these were sold at auction in Amsterdam in 1696 among other paintings by various artists.
Wheatfilelds - Jacob Van Ruisdael
Of all Dutch painters Ruisdael is the one who resembles his own country most nobly. He has its amplitude, its sadness, its almost gloomy placidity, its monotonous and tranquil charm. In these words Eugène Fromentin, whose contribution to the literature on Dutch art is by far the most valuable...
Toilet Of Bathsheba After The Bath - Rembrandt
Bathsheba is seated on a stone bench covered with carpets near a bathing pool in a garden. Squatting before her, an old woman with spectacles trims her toe-nails, and a servant standing behind her combs her hair. The light is concentrated on the nude figure of Bathsheba, and there are all sorts of glittering things nearby, a ewer, jewelry, and rich stuffs.
Portrait Of A Young Man, Known As Thomas Jacobz Haring, Or The Auctioneer
This, it is said, is a portrait of the artist's son Titus. In this case he would be in his seventeenth year, as the work is dated 1658. It should be compared with the likeness at the north end of this wall (Number 6) painted three years earlier.
Portrait Of A Young Woman - Rembrandt
This is the earliest of the Rembrandts of the South Altman Collection, being dated 1633, when the wall artist was twenty seven years old. He had moved from Leyden to Amsterdam two years before and was well launched on his career of success, having finished the Anatomy Lesson the previous year.
A Lady Playing The Theorbo - Gerard Terborch 1617—1681?
Terborch is the most aristocratic of the Dutch genre painters. His subjects are similar to those of Vermeer, Pieter de Hooch, and Metsu. He was formed in the influence of Rembrandt but his style was modified by that of Hals, Van Dyck (with whom he came in contact during a visit to London in 1635), and Velazquez, who seems to have been a determining factor in his development.
Hendrickje Stoffels - Rembrandt
Hofstede de Groot wrote of this picture in l'Art Flamand in 1909 and there pronounced it to be a work of Rembrandt of about 1656 and to represent Hendrickje Stoffels. Hendrickje was a peasant girl from North Holland who came to Rembrandt's house at first as a servant. She soon rose to a position of intimacy with her master and remained with him a long time.
Interior With A Young Couple - Pieter De Hooch
The connection between Pieter de Hooch and Rembrandt is not established by records, but the influence either of Rembrandt or of his pupils is evident in much of De Hooch's work. The painter began his career as footman and painter in the house of a rich merchant, Justus La Grange, who is known to have owned many of the artist's early pictures.
Young Herdsmen With Cows - Aelbert Cuyp
The cattle pictures for which Cuyp is chiefly famous were but one of the branches of painting which he practised. He painted everything landscapes, portraits, animals, genre scenes of gentle folk or peasants, and still life: His landscapes with their golden haze appear to have been at first the out-come of those of Jan van Goyen...
Young Girl Peeling An Apple - Nicolaes Maes
Nicolaes Maes was a pupil of Rembrandt whose studio he entered about 1650. His best work, painted before he reached middle age, shows the impress of Rembrandt's manner at the time Maes fell under his influence. Rembrandt's Portrait of Titus of this collection, painted in 1655, gives the approximate style which Maes imitated.
Portrait Of The Artist - Rembrandt
This portrait is a dated picture of 166o when, though he appears older, he was but fifty-four. More than fifty of these self portraits by Rembrandt have come down to us and in this series the evolution of his genius and the development of his personality may be clearly traced.
Portrait Of The Artist - Gerard Dou
Dou studied under Rembrandt at an early time, quitting him in 1630, and like Maes was influenced by the quality of the work his master was producing at the time. With Dou this influence persisted throughout his whole life. He developed in the matter of elaboration, the crowding of detail, and a certain effort after picturesqueness.
A Youth With A Mandolin - Frans Hals
After Rembrandt, who was his junior by a generation, Hals is the next great name in Dutch painting. His peculiar excellence is in the spontaneity and vivacity of his pictures. He was a practician of extraordinary skill, as well, particularly in the manipulation of obvious brush strokes.
Man With A Steel Gorget - Rembrandt
This picture is dated 1644, a year or so later than the famous Night Watch, the style of which it approaches. The pose of the sitter in our picture is similar to that of Banning Cocq, the central figure of that famous work, particularly in the posture of the hand held out in front of the figure.
The Merry Company - Frans Hals
A man with a flushed face and a string of sausages, pickled herring, and pigs' feet about his shoulder holds on his knee a young woman of none too modest appearance. They sit before a table on which are all sorts of food and drink and a stein with the signature F. H. in gothic letters.
Entrance To A Village - Meindert Hobbema
Hobbema was a pupil of Jacob van Ruisdael. When he was thirty years old he married a servant in the house of the Burgomaster of Amsterdam, and by his influence was made an official of the excise. After this he painted only occasionally, and later seems to have given up his art entirely.
Yonker Ramp And His Sweetheart - Frans Hals
This picture is of similar type to the Merry Company (No. 21) on the same wall. Yonker Ramp, or Lord Ramp, as it could be translated, must have been a famous roisterer of Harlem in his time, and Hats has left several likenesses of him in various stages of tipsiness.
Portrait Of A Man - Rembrandt
According to an inscription of a later date than the painting, which has since been removed, this is the portrait of Cornelius Jansenius. The inscription was at the top of the panel and read: Portrait de Jansenius père d'une nombreuse famille mort en 1638 âgé de 53 ans.
Christ And The Pilgrims Of Emmaus - Diego Velazquez
Without dissent, so far as I can ascertain, the modern authorities agree that this picture is an authentic work by Velazquez dating from his early time, as early indeed as his nineteenth or twentieth year.
Federigo Gonzaga - Francia
Federigo Gonzaga was the son of Gian Francesco Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua, and the famous Isabella d'Este, the patroness of the great artists of her day. For her Mantegna painted the Parnassus and the Combat between Virtue and the Vices, both now in the Louvre, where also are allegorical paintings by Costa and Perugino...
The Marchesa Durazzo - Anthony Van Dyck
Like the Lucas van Uffel, shown on this same wall, the Marchesa Durazzo is of Van Dyck's so called Italian period, that is to say, before 1627. It comes from the collection of the Marchese Gropallo at Genoa, and later belonged to Rodolphe Kann in Paris.
Philip IV Of Spain - Diego Velazquez
According to the records, this picture was purchased by Dona Antonia de Ypenarrieta from Velazquez in 1624 and was in the possession of her descendants until 1911, when it passed into the hands of Mr. Altman. For about two hundred and twenty-five years it hung in the Palace of Corral and Narros at Zarauz; in the middle of the last century it was removed to the Villahermosa Palace in Madrid.
Lucas Van Uffel - Anthony Van Dyck
Both this picture and the other Van Dyck of the Benjamin Altman Collection date from the time of the artist's visit to Italy, whence he returned in his twenty seventh year. Gustav Waagen saw the Lucas van Uffel at Stafford House, the property of the Duke of Sutherland, and wrote of it in his Treasures of Art in Great Britain as follows...
Portrait Of A Man - Giorgione 1478?–1510?
Something fabulous and illusive, said Walter Pater, always mingled itself in the brilliancy of Giorgione's fame. His position as a great innovator, as the discoverer of a new expression in painting has been acknowledged by every one from his time to ours.
Filippo Archinto, Archbishop Of Milan - Titian
Filippo Archinto was born about 1500, or a little earlier, of a well known Milanese family. After studying and practising as a lawyer, he entered the church and became prominent under Paul III, with whose policies and ambitions he identified him-self, and was made Archbishop of Milan.
Madonna And Child With Saint Anne - Albrecht Durer
North Several other similar compositions by Durer exist; Wall Gustav Waagen mentioning no less than ten, either paintings or drawings, known to him. Of these our example is the most famous. It has a pyramidal arrangement. Saint Anne, with fixed look, her head and chin covered with a white drapery, rests her left hand on the Virgin's shoulder and holds the sleeping Christ Child in her lap.
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